Myos Hormos - Quseir al-Qadim: Roman and Islamic Ports on the Red Sea. (BAR International #2286) (Paperback)

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Myos Hormos - Quseir al-Qadim: Roman and Islamic Ports on the Red Sea. (BAR International #2286) (Paperback)

By David Peacock (Editor), Lucy Blue (Editor), Julian Whitewright (Abridged by)

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Volume 2: Finds from the excavations 1999-2003

University of Southampton Series in Archaeology No. 6

Between 1999 and 2003 the University of Southampton conducted excavations on the site of Quseir al-Qadim (western shores of the Red Sea), a place that had not been examined since the excavations by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicagoended in 1982. The new work was prompted by the discovery that the site of Quseir al-Qadim was, in all probability, not that of the minor port of Leucos Limen, as had been previously thought, but none other than Myos Hormos. This port, together with its sister harbour Berenike, articulated Rome's trade with India and the East. This second volume concentrates on the finds made during the excavation period and the volume concludes with an overview of what we now know of the nature and function of the ports of Myos Hormos and Quseir al-Qadim and a discussion of outstanding problems which can only be resolved by further work.

With contributions by Lucy Blue, Rebecca Bridgman, Penny Copeland, Alison Cox, Rowena Gale, David Graf, Sheila Hamilton-Dyer, Fiona Handley, John Healey, Anne Macklin, Jacob Morales, David Peacock, Jill Phillips, Anne Regourd, Wilfried Van Rengen, Steven Sidebotham, Ross Thomas, Roberta Tomber, Marijke van der Veen and Julian Whitewright. Illustrations by Penny Copeland and Julian Whitewright.

Product Details ISBN: 9781407308630
ISBN-10: 1407308637
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 379
Language: English
Series: BAR International